Muir Beach Parking Lot Closed June-November 2013
This alert applies to Muir Beach, but not nearby Muir Woods. Muir Beach parking lot closed June-November 2013 for construction. Restrooms and parking will not be available at Muir Beach during this period. Check back for updates or call (415)561-3054.
Dipsea Foot Bridge at the Annex Lot is BACK!
The Dipsea foot bridge at the Annex Lot is back in place. Thanks to all who took the Deer Park Fire Road detour. Taking those extra steps helped to protect Redwood Creek and the endangered juvenile coho.
Natural Features & Ecosystems
Muir Beach Restoration
Muir Beach is connected to Muir Woods via the Redwood Creek that flows down off of Mount Tamalpais, through the heart of Muir Woods and out to sea via Muir Beach. As all sites are connected through the Redwood Creek Watershed, the health of Muir Beach affects the health of Muir Woods and Mount Tamalpais.
The Muir Beach restoration is a landscape-level coastal restoration project designed to bring back natural function to the creek, freshwater wetlands, intermittent tidal lagoon and dunes over a 46-acre site at the mouth of one of the iconic watersheds in the Bay Area.
The project will also enhance visitor amenities at the parking lot and picnic area, create interpretive opportunities such as waysides and self-guided hikes, and improve regional trail links.
The combined actions will create a natural creek system, reconnect the floodplain over the entire site, improve the quality and quantity of Coho salmon and steelhead trout habitat, reduce flooding on Pacific Way and improve vehicular access along the road, and provide sustainable California red-legged frog habitat.
To hear more about the work at Muir Beach please visit the Your Wetlands: A project of the San Francisco Bay Joint Venture at http://www.yourwetlands.org/audio_tours.php#muirbeach Here you will be able to download educational audio programs about the work happening at Muir Beach.
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